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Apple's massive run of success over the past decade has been built on the success of its iOS mobile devices, and we've already taken an in-depth look at what we expect to see from Apple in that space in 2016. However, its Mac lineup continues to make a strong contribution to both Apple's bottom line, as well as a towards Apple's wider overall eco-system. As 2015's 12-inch Retina MacBook shows, the company still produces innovative and beautifully designed Macs. Most of Apple's Mac line up got a refresh in 2015, but some models have now been around for a while in their current form. Read on to see what we would like to see from the Mac side of Apple in 2016.
Today at Apple's online store, take advantage of bargain pricing on refurbished Apple computers. Starting at $419 is the refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. Priced at $829, after a $270 discount, is the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive.
At Apple's Online Store this week, find big savings on refurbished Macs with a nice selection of bargains under $1,019. Starting at $759 is the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of solid state storage. Save $270 on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive, now $829.
At Apple's online store today, take advantage of savings of up to $380 off refurbished MacBook Pro models. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB hard drive has been reduced to $829 for a savings of $270. A $230 discount lowers the cost on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz Intel core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage down to $1,269.
Owners of older MacBook Pro models can now upgrade their devices to faster and lower-power wireless connectivity with the new UCard product line from QuickerTek. The UCard swaps out Apple-provided Wi-Fi and Bluetooth components in older unibody Macs, with the new user-installable card providing the latest in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, with no drivers necessary.
At Apple's online store today find discounts on refurbished Macs with savings of up to 24 percent off. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage, cut to $759 after a $140 price break. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive has been reduced to $829 after a $270 discount.
Apple has launched a new Quality Program that will help owners of the MacBook and MacBook Pro affected with a display issue, according to a report. Following complaints from earlier in the year where the anti-reflective protective coating on some Retina displays started to delaminate or wear off on MacBooks, Apple is said to now have an official process to address the problem, by taking in affected systems for repair.
Today at Apple's online store, save up to $380 on refurbished MacBook Pros. Starting at $829 is the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. A $230 discount can be had on the refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage, now $1,269.
Today at Apple's online store, save up to $380 on refurbished MacBook Pro models. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive has seen a $270 discount to $829. A $230 price cut drops the cost on the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage down to $1,269.
At Apple's online store right now, chose from a wide selection of refurbished Macs, with 5 that are less than $930. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive has seen a $270 price cut to $829. For $849 is the Mac mini with a 2.8GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive.
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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k